February 21st, 2020


Busy pre-move day

Spook spent most of the night in the bed, bailed at about 4 am as usual. Returned when I was watching videos on the tablet.

The bananas were not quite ripe so breakfast was an HB egg and a tangelo. Read all the news, another stabbing in London. Consensus is Bloomberg did himself no favors in the debate. But it also said Tin Lizzie Warren done good, but she looks like the Tin Man in the photos. How does she get that steely complexion?

Yesterday yanked 20 years of medical paperwork and misc. receipts and user guides from the file cabinet. This morning I pulled all the paperwork from the folders for credit cards, phone companies, utilities and frequent flyer memberships. It's all online now don't need the paper. Shredded a dozen useless credit cards.

Long story short, hauled 30 lbs of paperwork to UPS to be shredded. $1 a pound. Then drove across the street and spent $30 on the car wash, suggested by the auto transport services. Haven't washed the car in months. 

Spent a couple of hours on the phone with Medicare coverage brokers and signed up for Cigna "F" coverage and Mutual of Omaha Part D prescription coverage.

Called the home warranty company, they said to tell the current owner to just cancel her contract and they will refund what she doesn't use, and I can open up a new contract.

Salad for lunch and a custard filled donut. The last of the ha gow for dinner. Ice cream for dessert.

One more pre-move project done: tossed all kinds of frozen herbs and food I won't be able to eat into the food scraps section of the garbage bin. And everything else from the big freezer into the fridge freezer. Unplugged the big freezer.

I will try to eat my way through the fridge freezer and there is a garbage bag waiting for lots of condiments and stuff from the fridge.

Went online an used Yelp's "find a cleaner" page since Lozano never got back to me, and filed a 1-star review of Lozano. So far have three requests for contract, two look good, one wants photos of the shower and kitchen. I understand where they are coming from but that's tacky. I have no problem telling them the bathrooms have not been properly cleaned in a year. Or six.

The motel has a fridge, so I plan on transferring some things from my fridge to theirs.

Emailed the escrow manager, asked her if there is anything I need to bring with me Monday.

The expanding folder which the previous owner bequeathed to me is all beat up so I ordered a replacement on Amazon. It has manuals for appliances and now also has work orders for the stuff I improved.

Watched Masked Singer. It's pretty entertaining, the costumers ought to win an Emmy.

Played some piano, Spook was jealous. Spent some relax time on the porch, Spook preened herself inside on the window platform.

Logged into USPS and filed my change of address. It included a voter registration form, but I need a Nevada ID and 30 days' residency before I can file.

Checked the pelican cases in the office closet, hoping there was room for the camera gear in my camera pack, but they are all full. I may need to buy another hard case. I'm packing the Nikon body, GPS tracker, batteries and charger and one lens. I suppose I can trust the rest to the movers.

Plans for tomorrow:
Move the batteries and chargers for the B&D items to the shed. Leaving those behind for the new owners.
Take the remotes and misc electricals to the SMART station to recycle. There's a BP meter under the livingroom table to add to the pile. And there's a CPAP on the top shelf of one of my closets.

More busy prep

No Spook last night, she stayed mostly in the livingroom.
The usual breakfast, but I had to order a new egg slicer because slicing pitted olives with it broke a couple of wires. Delivered was a folio for the household paperwork except I misread the description and it is divided into about a dozen small sections, no good for what I need. So I took one more stab at it. Also ordered a wallet, the one I have been using is starting to come apart.

Chatted with Cigna rep, we were not able to resolve Kaiser's refusal to send them an end date for my coverage. He said he would work on it, we have lots of time.

InstaMaids won the cleaner contest, but they did not have any availability Friday, so I put in for late afternoon Thursday, hoping the movers would be done in time. They called back, he penciled me in for Friday morning with Thursday noon-ish as a backup plan. It should work.

Took the remotes, batteries, bathroom scale and old BP meters to recycle.

Lunch was salad and the last Jimmy Dean croissant sandwich. And chocolate ice cream. I will probably be throwing out some ice cream on Wednesday night. Salad will be minus the greens starting with dinner tomorrow. Dinner finished off the last piece of fried chicken, a packet of frozen rice and half the frozen won tons. And some mango sherbet.

Ran the dishwasher, several containers are ready to recycle now.

Watched Vegas_penguin stream Air Force One taking off from LAS. Idiot troller jumped into chat saying rude things about me, moderator banned his ass but it took too long. I blocked that iteration of idiot then went to the FBI site and filed a complaint naming names, email physical address and cell phone number. Maybe something will come of that.

Took a couple of B&D batteries and a charger into the shed to stay with the tools I'm leaving behind. Brought Spook's carrier into the house. Made 3 luggage tags from the LV calling card, put one on the carrier, the other two will go on luggage. I'm going to let the movers pack the photo bag but I'll be taking the Nikon, GPS, one lens, 2 batteries and the battery charger in my luggage.

No answer from escrow person. Or from the car transporter. Or the movers.

AG called while I was on the phone with the cleaners, so I called him back and we chatted for an hour. Signal kept dropping.

Chatted with middle sister.

Tivo, PTI and Ex on the Beach. They sent two exes home. Both seemed like good calls. Two more could have gone home but they got cut some slack. This season messes with my mind because there are two or three male to female trannies and two straight looking bi or gay guys.

Daily drive home was packed with chatters.

Watched some politics, nobody knows what's happening.

Plans for tomorrow:
Watch some of the Nevada caucuses
Try to relax
Work on eating stuff from the freezer
Play the piano
Play with Spook
Take the box from under the sink which was used to hide stuff on the counter, stage it for livingroom wires stash